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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta One-language Canada system is proposed SASKATOON, Sask. (CP) -The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Friday called for a one-language, English-speaking Canada. Delegates at the annual con- vention adopted in a show of bands a resolution urging the Saskatchewan government to "revert to the former one-language system." The resolution, which re- Oddities in the News SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Police have a pig in the pokey. Responding to a complaint, a patrolman captured a javelins near a major thoroughfare. A javelina is a wild pig but acting Sgt. R. L. Terry, 27, believes the 25-pound animal is tame. "I stripped the car and he started coming at me," Terry said. "So I drew my pistol and tapped him lightly on the nose. Then he started to sort of play around." Terry said the pig followed him to his patrol car and got in. "When we arrived at the station on how not to clinch a he got out and followed me inside-just like a puppy." "He'd make a good pet," Terry said, "and if no one claims him, I'll take him home." LYONS, Kan. (AP) - A representative of a tear gas canister firm gave a demonstration at the Lyons police station on hiw iot to clinch a sale. While adjusting the value on a container, he inadvertently set it off. Personnel in the building scurried to open doors and windows. Asked if he bought any merchandise, teary-eyed Capt. Richard Cox replied: "Now what do you think?" PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -Pedestrians didn't have long to wait to learn why Dave Sessions, 20, was sitting at the wheel of his school bus, holding his heart in bis hand; and muttering, "Oh, no!" ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC C.rttfi.d Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Six fire trucks with sirens blaring and red lights flashing provided the answer. An embarrassed Sessions pointed to the smashed outside mirror of his bus, saying it had slapped a fire alarm box as he parked the bus. LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) - Police have warned Barclay's Bank to take their next holdup more seriously. A gunman walked in and pushed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller calmly crumpled the note, threw it at the raider, who promptly fled. That was March 3. Police said the first they heard of it was two weeks later when the bank reported the raid-by letter. ' A detective officer said: "They should have raised the alarm, and then we might have had a chance to catch him." The bank said: "Normally Wu inform Cw oVice immediately, but this time the cashier didn't take it seriously." Air piracy code offence in new bill OTTAWA (CP) - The Commons gave first reading Friday to a private member's bill that would make air piracy an offence under the Criminal Code. Lawyer Eldon Woolliams (PC -Calgary North), introducing his bill, said it "would apply where an aircraft is unlawfully seized in Canada and sets down in a foreign country, or is unlawfully seized in a foreign country and sets down in Can ada." The bill joins a long list of bills from private members. quired a simple majority to ss, also asked that the federal government be requested to provide financial assistance to Quebec "to enable it to inaugurate an accelerated English-speaking program so that Canada may be united as a one-language nation." The resolution said the current two-language policy has created a major language problem that did not previously exist. It had also caused "flagrantly excessive" administrative costs, created major administration problems in law courts for street and highway signs and government publications . l^inylanJ, ItyereJluk (Endurance) ejCtd. INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET SOUTH ,'P-if IIP ';'r 1 ^li!^ Newfoundland MLA resigns ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - T. Clyde Wells, a 33-year-old Corner Brook lawyer, today announced his resignation from his seat in the Newfoundland legislature. Mr. Wells, who represented Humber East since his election in 1966, told a news conference he is resigning for personal and business reasons. He said the business of the legislature last year kept him in St. John's from late January until mid-July, and this was unfair to his family in Corner Brook. He said his law practice also suffered. Mr. Wells became labor minister shortly after his election as the Liberal member for Humber East. In May, 1968, he left the Liberal partly and crossed the floor to sit as a reform Liberal. The move followed a dispute with Premier Joseph Small wood over economic policies. His resignation leaves standings in the 42-seat legislature at Liberal 30, Progressive Conservatives six, reform Liberals three, New Labrador Party one and vacant two. Search pressed for missing man EDMONTON (CP) - The RCMP say they are searching for Douglas Wall, 38, of Ed monton, missing since March 9 in northern Alberta. He was last seen March 8 driving a half-ton company truck which was found aban< doned in the snow. The RCMP said there was evidence that the motor overheated. Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks Public Hearings "The parks arehereby dedicated to the people of Canada for their benefit, education and enjoyment... and suck parks shall be maintained and made use of so as to have them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." section 4: national parks act Public hearings are being held across Canada on provisional master plans for development and use of national parks. The plans outline the Government's proposals for intensity of park use, interpretation of natural history, protection of park environment and development of visitor facilities. Hearings will be convened in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver to hear comments and recommendations on. the provisional master plans for Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. (Separate public discussion will take place on plans related to the townsites of Banff and Jasper.) There are four individual plans to be reviewed but because these parks are contiguous they are being considered as a unit for the purpose of public hearings. Dates and places of these hearings will be announced in the near future, but a minimum of 90 days from November 13 will be allowed for the preparation of briefs and submissions. Interested individuals and organizations are invited to submit written briefs, in either official language, on any one or all of the plans and to indicate if they wish ot speak at the hearings. Copies of all four plans may be obtained for $2.00 or individual copies for $1.00 each (remit money order or certified cheque payable to the Receiver General of Canada) from: Regional Director, Western Region, National and Historic Parks Branch, 300 Customs Building, Calgary 21, Alberta. Written briefs and requests to speak -are to be sent to: Secretary, Public Hearings Program, National and Historic Parks Branch, 400 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa 4, Ontario. The Hon. Jean Chrdrien.P.C M J?. Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development OTTAWA (CP) - The Uplands armed forces base, near here, has won top ranking among Canadian military establishments for its youth recreation program. Defence headquarters announced today that Uplands is the 1969-70 winner of the Mynar-ski Mamorial Trophy, awarded annually to the base or station whose married quarters community council develops the best youth program. L^;-<..-'